Cordoba House

Rabbis For Human Rights Host Cordoba House Founder

At Manhattan conference, activist rabbis say too few Jews spoke up on behalf of the embattled Muslim cultural center.
12/06/2010 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The Jewish community’s role in this year’s controversy over a planned Islamic center in Lower Manhattan was alternately praised and condemned at a meeting of activist rabbis here this week.

One of the initiators of the Cordoba House thanked the Jewish community for its support, while a prominent New York rabbi argued that the Jewish community had not done enough.

“We could not have done this without your support,” Park51’s Daisy Khan told a Rabbi for Human Rights conference here this week.

Grant Request Revives Mosque Controversy

Application for $5 million from federal fund decried as affront by critics, but board member says it will be decided strictly by grant criteria Jewish groups mostly silent on issue.
11/22/2010 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

News that the organization planning an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero has applied for $5 million in federal recovery funds for programming has reawakened a controversy that largely fell silent months ago.

Pamela Geller, left, and LMDC board member Julie Menin.

A Mosque Near Ground Zero

07/26/2010 - 20:00
Editorial

 The increasingly heated debate over the propriety of permitting an Islamic center to be built a few blocks from the site of the 9/11 attacks in Lower Manhattan, ostensibly not a Jewish issue, should sound familiar to the Jewish community. It seems to parallel the debate about a Catholic convent that was opened near Auschwitz nearly three decades ago.

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